Resource Types Archives: Books, Journals, Reports, & Theses

A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections

A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections Source: National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) This Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections has three purposes: 1. To provide an overview of some of the major components and activities involved in creating good digital collections. 2. […]

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Understanding PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies)

Understanding PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) Source: Library or Congress This guide is a relatively brief overview of the PREMIS preservation metadata standard. It will not give you enough info rmation to implement PREMIS, but it will give you some idea of what PREMIS is all about. For many readers, this will be enough. For […]

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An Information Life-Cycle Approach: Best Practices for Digital Archiving

An Information Life-Cycle Approach: Best Practices for Digital Archiving Source: JEP, Journal of Electronic Publishing The rapid growth in the creation and dissemination of digital objects by authors, publishers, corporations, governments, and even librarians, archivists, and museum curators, has emphasized the speed and ease of short-term dissemination with little regard for the long-term preservation of […]

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Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists

Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists Source: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) This document describes methods for the care and handling of optical discs and is intended for use by librarians and archivists in government, academia, and  ndustry. It draws on accumulated industry knowledge and the […]

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Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation

Building a National Strategy for Digital Preservation Source: National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress Cover the problems of preservation of digital materials including the philosophy and ethics of collections care for digital materials.

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Distinguishing Between Ethanol and Isopropanol in Natural History Collection Fluid Storage

Distinguishing Between Ethanol and Isopropanol in Natural History Collection Fluid Storage Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Natural history specimens in fluid storage are typically maintained in either ethanol (grain or ethyl alcohol) (CH3CH2OH), isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol or propan-2-ol) [(CH3)2CHOH] or formalin (CH2O). If not previously documented, identifying storage fluids can be […]

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